Gear rental

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Club Gear

Club gear is managed by the Quartermasters. Club members can borrow gear for free if they leave a deposit. A full VOC gear policy should be made available. Everyone is supposed to do a workhike before borrowing club gear, although exceptions are sometimes made for new members early in the year.


Club gear is maintained by the quartermasters and club members and as such is subject to the time constraints of busy students. This means the gear you receive may not be in the best condition. You must examine and/or test borrowed gear before you take it on a trip. Report damage to the quartermasters. Usually you can earn a workhike by maintaining or repairing the club gear you borrow.


Please return your gear on time if you don't want to join the Wall of shame.

Gear Plan

After many months of discussion and debate, a 5-year plan (2007-2011) has been put forward to revitalize the current gear in the clubroom.

Rental Hours

The current gear hours are:

Monday

12:30 - 13:30
Piotr

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

12:30 - 13:30
Piotr

Friday

12:30 - 13:30
Piotr

Current News and Schedule Changes

Location

In the clubroom in the basement of the SUB, by the Bike Kitchen. This map will guide you.

Contact

If you would like to contact the quartermasters, you can try the following:

Piotr Forysinski:
pforysinski at yahoo.com
6047274049


We can also help you out with VOC membership or VOC library loans, or perhaps also other VOC related stuff...

Deposits

All gear is borrowed on a deposit system. When you return the gear, you get your deposits returned. Below are some of the deposit amounts. We don't accept personal cheques for deposits, and we don't do credit cards, so that leaves cash only.

Rock Climbing Gear

Item Deposit Notes
Rope $100
Climbing Shoes $40
Climbing Harness $40
Helmet $40
"Climbing Package" $100 Shoes, harness, and helmet!

Back Country Ski Gear and Snow Sports

Item Deposit Notes
Telemark Skis $80
Poles $20
Climbing Skins $40
Tele Boots (leather) $40
Tele Boots (plastic) $80
Beacon $200 Batteries are NOT provided
Shovel $40
Avalanche Probe $40
"Small Ski Package" $200 Skis, plastic boots, poles, and skins!

Mountaineering Gear

Item Deposit Notes
Mountaineering Boots $40
Ice Axe $40
Crampons $40

Other/Misc.

Item Deposit Notes
All items $40 If item value is far less than $40, deposit is $20. Speak to a quartermaster.

Gear List

Other Gear Rental

Mountain Equipment Co-op is probably the best source of rental equipment. More information can be found on their rentals page.